What can I do with my COMMUNICATION degree?


Employers of Communications Majors

  • Advertising Agencies & Public Relations Firms

  • Media

  • Market Research Firms

  • Government Agencies

  • Nonprofit Organizations

  • Publishers

  • Newspapers

  • Wire Services

  • Magazines

  • Professional, Religious, & Charitable Organizations

  • Major Networks, Television Stations, Radio

  • Labor Unions

  • Hospitals

  • Dinner Theater, Television, Industrial Films, Trade Shows and Conventions, Independent Motion Pictures, Little Theater Groups, Cruise Lines, Amusement Parks, Resorts, Repertory Companies

Related Occupations for Communications Majors

Some of these occupations may require additional education at Graduate or Professional schools. For information on qualifications and career specifics consult the Occupational Outlook Handbook or other career resources. Also, take advantage of career counseling offered by the Center for Student Excellence.

Account Executive

Hospitality Manager

Radio/TV Announcer


Hotel Manager

Recreation/Attractions Manager

Advertising Copywriter



Advertising Manager

Make-up Artist

Restaurant Manager

Association Administrator

Market Research Analyst

Sales Representative

Booking Agent

Media Manager

Script Writer

Campaign Manager

Movie Theater Manager

Special Events Coordinator

Communications Director

Museum Director

Speech Writer

Community Action Director



Consumer Affairs Specialist

Personnel Specialist

Stage Manager

Customer Service Rep.


Youth Worker

Development Director




Political Aide

Stunt Coordinator

Drama Coach


Talent Scout

Editorial Assistant

Production Assistant

Technical Writer

Events Planner

Promotions Manager

Telemarketing Specialist

Flight Attendant

Public Information Officer

Training & Development Specialist

Fund Raiser

Public Relations Specialist


Greeting Card Writer




Preparing for a Job in Communications

  1. Work at campus newspaper, yearbook staff, TV or radio station.

  2. Find internship at market research firm, newspaper, television or radio stations, etc.

  3. Compile portfolio of writing, graphics and ideas for creative development.

  4. Get computer knowledge as well of printing and production.

  5. Participate in debates.

  6. Gain knowledge of community and its needs.

  7. Demonstrate assertiveness, creativity, initiative, outgoing personality and diplomacy.

  8. Coordinate and promote special events on campus or in the community.

  9. Perfect public speaking ability.

  10. Audition for plays in school or amateur community groups.

  11. Volunteer to work backstage, crew, scenery, props, costumes, or as an extra.

  12. Volunteer for directing students needing to make films.

  13. Join professional organizations related to area of interest.


Links for Communication Majors

Journalism, Speech, and Broadcast Communication

Theater Related Links


More Info from Career Services


Contact Information

Department of Communication and Media Studies
D Vickers Hall Room 219
Tel: 985-549-2105